Rahul Nath is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ashoka University. Rahul completed his DPhil (PhD) in Economics in 2018 from the University of Oxford where he was a Clarendon Scholar. His research interests cover various areas of macroeconomic theory, macro-finance and macroeconomic dynamics in developing countries.
Rahul’s current research is concerned with the nexus between macroeconomic policy and finance. In particular he is interested in the transmission mechanism via which monetary policy seeking to stabilise the real economy affects the financial economy. Going the other way, he is also interested in how macroeconomic policy seeking some degree of financial stability (i.e. macro-prudential policy) might affect the real economy, and consequently interact with policy that is simultaneously seeking to stabilise the real economy. In addition to this research agenda, he also has a number of research projects looking at macroeconomic dynamics in developing countries, macroeconomic models with network effects, and labour market dynamics in macroeconomic asset pricing models.
Rahul also holds a MPhil in Economics (2013) from the University of Oxford, also as a Clarendon Scholar. His undergraduate studies were in his native Australia at the University of New South Wales, where he completed a joint Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies and Finance) and Bachelor of Economics (Economics) graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Economics in 2009.
Before Ashoka, Rahul was Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He has also taught in the School of Actuarial Studies at UNSW, and various other colleges at the University of Oxford. Finally, before beginning his graduate studies he also spent 18 months in industry as an Institutional Banking Graduate Analyst at ANZ Bank in Australia.